Podcap: Celtics 103, Cavs 96 (or, Riding The Young Bull)

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2019-02-06

It’s been an up and down season for Cavs fans, but it’s always exciting to see progress from young players… even in a losing effort. Down a couple more hombres, with Rodney Hood gone in a trade to Portland and Cedi Osman out with an ankle sprain, the Cavaliers rode their Young Bull for the first three quarters of their contest against the Boston Celtics. For a change, Collin Sexton…

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Podcap: Cavs 116, Wizards 113 (or, Twofor Tuesday)

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2019-01-30

Well that was almost too close to call… but, the Cavs prevailed on yet another Tuesday night, running their win streak to two games for only the second time this season. The wine & gold dominated the Wall-less Wizards for just over 40 minutes before nearly choking away a 25 point lead in the final eight minutes. Cedi Osman and Jordan Clarkson were the two-headed scoring monster for the Cavs,…

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Podcap: Pelicans 140, Cavs 124 (or, Too Many Blows)

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2019-01-10

The Cavs had a promising start to the start of their road trip in New Orleans, hitting all eight of their three point attempts as they threatened to run the Pelicans off the floor in the first quarter. It was almost a carbon copy of what the Pacers did the night before in Cleveland to the Cavs. Unfortunately, the tired legs, lack of front court depth, relentless running attack of…

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Podcap: Heat 117, Cavs 92 (or, Don’t Take Off Your Blindfolds!)

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2019-01-02

Good call Sandy. This is probably one Cavs game we could have (and should have) avoided seeing… mainly because it was just a rerun of last Friday night’s game in Miami. Things went sort of okay for the first quarter plus… at least until Eric Spolstra once again decided to blind the guys in wine & gold light blue and white (wait, are we sure these were ever colors this team…

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Recap: Los Angeles Lakers 109, Cleveland 105 (or, Return of the King, Return of the Cedi)

2018-11-22

The Cavs led most of the way through the King’s return to the Q, and then lost in the waning moments when their offense mostly abandoned them. They couldn’t hit key shots, and couldn’t overcome a couple calls that didn’t go their way. Cleveland played inspired basketball from start to finish, and L.A. imported some south beach chill mode for three quarters before out-executing Cleveland down the stretch. Now when…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs Lakers (Prophecies and Revelations)

2018-11-21

None of my fallacious predictions bother me, but I am haunted by the articles I never wrote. In late November 2016, I hemmed and hawed on writing about LeBron James, Phil Jackson, and The King’s indigence over the Zen Master’s “posse” comments. My premise was to be that LeBron’s issue with Phil’s diction represented a larger problem: that LeBron’s and the left of center NBA’s quibbling over word choice echoed…

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Podcast 182: Get Off My Lawn

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2018-10-11

Thanks to Kyrie Irving being unable to keep his ungrateful, recalcitrant pie hole buttoned… EG went full Pestak tonight, dragging Nate down a rabbit hole of NBA rants. The Evil one gave both barrels to the Flat Earther about his recent comments about Boston “saving” him from the living hell that apparently must have been Cleveland for him. That vitriol spilled over into other topics like Jimmy Butler’s weird hold…

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Podcast Episode 180: We Just Don’t Know

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2018-09-28

This podcast started out with a fully triggered Tom Pestak ready to rant to David Wood and Nate Smith. Despite plenty to talk about in the world of basketball, the Cavs, sports, and culture, Tom’s ire was focused on a perceived slight towards CtB. This delved into a discussion of the state of Cavs’ media, and a realization that we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of CavsTheBlog this season. The topics…

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Pacific Division Preview

2018-09-07

[Welcome to the countdown to training camp and the regular season, Cavs fans! I know we’ve been a little lax here as summer has turned to fall, but good things are coming. With training camp just a couple short weeks away, we start this season off with a breakdown of the division on everyone’s minds this NBA season, the Pacific, which includes our NBA Champion, and the new Kingdom of…

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The Allure of the West

2018-07-04

From CtB, Happy Fourth of July. For today’s article, Excl and James Michael Kenney-Prentiss team up to bring you the following meditation on LeBron’s move west, to the city of angels. The West – majestic, mysterious, beckoning – beckoning all would-be adventurers with promises of gold, of glory, of the indefinable, yet desirable. The allure has captured many an imagination, and has spurred some of the greatest triumphs and saddest…

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Podcast Episode 178: LeBrexit

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2018-07-02

Well… LeBron James is gone. Again. To process this new reality… Nate, Tom, Eli and EG commiserated in the podcast booth. We discuss why we think it happened, who’s to blame, whether it was a basketball or lifestyle move, if the Lakers are now contenders, what happens now with the future of the Cavs, and how this move affects LeBron’s ultimate legacy. So, all in all a pretty cheery listen….

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